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The Georgetown University Medical Center has launched two trials to test the effectiveness of a cancer drug in treating Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Med Center Trials to Focus on Neurologic Diseases

March 21, 2017 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Georgetown University Medical Center has begun two trials to test a cancer drug’s ability to modify the progression of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, potentially creating the first drug to successfully combat these two diseases. Nilotinib is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a drug treatmentRead More

Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

Georgetown University Medical Center to Conduct Study on Fertility App

February 24, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s Institute for Reproductive Health partnered with Cycle Technologies to conduct a yearlong study in real time, the first of its kind, on a fertility tracking smartphone app to determine its effectiveness and accuracy in determining a woman’s chance for pregnancy, announced Feb. 7. The app,Read More

Federal Funding for Georgetown Research Declines

February 7, 2017 at 12:06 am 0 comments

Georgetown University and Georgetown University Medical Center saw a slight decline in federal funding for the fiscal year 2016 from fiscal year 2015. The Medical Center received $76.68 million in federal funding, a decrease from 2015. Researchers on the main campus received less money as well. Together, the National InstitutesRead More

Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

Georgetown University Researchers Return from Antarctica

February 3, 2017 at 12:04 am 3 comments

The first research team Georgetown sent to Antarctica returned Dec. 23 from a trip, marking them the first ever research team to bring next generation DNA sequencing technology to the continent. The purpose of the mission — to look for signs of life in extreme temperatures — helped support theirRead More

GUMC and GULC Form Health Justice Alliance

GUMC and GULC Form Health Justice Alliance

December 2, 2016 at 12:10 am 0 comments

The Georgetown University Medical Center and the Georgetown University Law Center launched the Health Justice Alliance, an educational and training partnership, to increase access to medical care and legal services for low-income Washington, D.C. residents on Nov. 22. The alliance joins students from the two schools, as well as faculty,Read More

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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) passed a package of legislation targeting tobacco use in the District this week.

GUMC Report Finds Cigarette Packaging Linked to Mortality

November 18, 2016 at 12:06 am 0 comments

The use of graphic anti-smoking labels could drastically reduce the smoking mortality rate over the coming decades, according to a Georgetown University Medical Center study published Nov. 3 in the international peer-review journal Tobacco Control. The investigation is the first one ever to estimate the effects of pictorial warnings onRead More

GUMC Studies Cancer Treatment

GUMC Studies Cancer Treatment

November 15, 2016 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Inflammation can slow the early development of cancers in a protein-producing gene, said Georgetown University Medical Center researchers and alumni who took part in a five-year study published Nov. 3. The report also advised cancer patients to exercise caution when using anti-inflammatory antioxidants. The slowing down of cancers linked toRead More

MedStar Safety Ranks Low

November 8, 2016 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Although MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received a rating of C in hospital safety, it is still safer than all but one of the six other Washington, D.C. hospitals, according to a report released Oct. 31 by nonprofit organization The Leapfrog Group. According to The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, as manyRead More

Professor Joins Academy

November 1, 2016 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Andrew Bazemore, an adjunct professor of family medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center, was appointed to a National Academy of Medicine lifetime membership Oct. 17. The independent nonprofit organization, which provides advice to policy-makers and the public on health care issues, elected 79 new members this year based onRead More

GUMC Women Reach Milestone 100 Professors

October 14, 2016 at 12:10 am 1 comment

The Georgetown University Medical Center’s School of Medicine promoted over 100 women to the status of full professors, fulfilling a goal established last year by the faculty-run organization Georgetown Women in Medicine. GWIM, which advocates for the professional advancement of women in the medical field, celebrated the accomplishment with aRead More